Category Archive 'Watchmaking'

22 Nov 2011

Hublot Building a Watch With Complications Based on the Antikythera Mechanism

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The Hodinkee blog recently reported that the Hublot watch company of Geneva is building a new ultra complication watch as a tribute to the Antikythera Mechanism.

The finished product, scheduled to be unveiled at a show in Basel next Spring, will combine a watch with the functions recently identified by archaeologists in the Antikythera device.

Past discussions of the Antikythera Mechanism.

Hat tip to Paul Ceruzzi.

17 Jul 2006

A Challenging Pastime

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Daniel W. Corson, an engineer, decided to try making his own watch, and documents the whole project on a web-site.

The work took him a year, but provided a great deal of amusement. Corson writes:

One of the joys of this work was the constant changes in skillset needed. From machinist to watchmaker to silversmith, etc.. As such the work is never boring, never repetitive, always new challenges and unknowns to be overcome.

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Hat tip to Cory Doctorow.


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